Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children (LuskinOIC) in Alliance with UCLA Health Honors Mayor Karen Bass, Linda Ronstadt, Mary Lou Belli and The Perry Initiative at the Stand for Kids Gala

Caroline Rhea to Host, Pia Toscano to Perform, Jose Ronstadt and Ana Ortiz to Present

LOS ANGELES--()--The Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children is delighted to announce the highly anticipated Stand for Kids Gala, taking place at the iconic Universal Studios Hollywood and Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Saturday, June 10. This star-studded event aims to raise funds and awareness for children with musculoskeletal injuries and disorders and advance patient-centered care worldwide.

The Stand for Kids Gala is set to be an unforgettable night of celebration, entertainment, and philanthropy with Universal Studios Hollywood as its breathtaking backdrop. The 112-year-old nonprofit organization will celebrate women pushing healthcare frontiers and LuskinOIC’s enduring mission to advance health equity for every child in Los Angeles and beyond.

LuskinOIC will honor multi-Grammy-award winning and Emmy-award winning humanitarian and artist, Linda Ronstadt, with the Voice for the Children award, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, with the Champion for Children award, two-time Emmy-winning director, Mary Lou Belli, with the Luminary award, and The Perry Initiative will receive the Power of Partnership award for their work building a pipeline for women in engineering and medicine.

“Because more than 93% of our patients are underinsured,” states President and CEO Dr. Anthony Scaduto, “we rely on the enduring support of dedicated donors and volunteers. The gala will raise funds to help children while honoring global leaders and women of the LuskinOIC community, including donors, community partners, patient ambassadors, and healthcare professionals who forge a path of excellence and compassion in all they do.”

A mission-driven organization, LuskinOIC stands as the largest provider of pediatric orthopaedic care on the West Coast, receives more than 70,000 patient visits each year, and offers pro-bono treatment to patients in Calexico and Mexicali, among other cities worldwide. In alliance with UCLA, LuskinOIC promotes medical education and scientific research in orthopaedics.

The family friendly gala will set the stage for a night of compassion, as guests gather to show support for the life-changing work LuskinOIC carries out. More than 600 guests will enjoy an enchanted forest experience in Sound Stage 15, hosted by comedian and actress, Caroline Rhea, as well as a performance by award-winning singer and American Idol finalist, Pia Toscano, and a set by DJ Asha. Ana Ortiz and Estrella TV news anchor Jose Ronstadt will serve as program presenters.

The tux n’ tennies red-carpet gala will include thrilling surprises, a live and silent auction, and an exclusive LuskinOIC gala guest-only experience in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter full of fun, desserts, rides, magic, and light show! Rachel Davis and Sarah Jonovic co-chair the fifth annual gala.

Funds raised through the Stand for Kids Gala go directly towards LuskinOIC’s three pillars of providing high-quality patient care, advanced research initiatives, and education programs that support children with orthopedic needs and their families. The Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering exceptional care to all children, for every child deserves a hopeful and thriving future.

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About Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children (LuskinOIC)

Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital and today is the largest pediatric orthopaedic facility on the West Coast focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the LuskinOIC Foundation, we advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education, and research. Our locations in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit us at